Architect, Visionary, Family Man
JERRY GLOS was born in Windsor and lived here his entire life, with the exception of a brief period during which he lived in Montreal to attend McGill University. It was there that, in 1955, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Jerry began his career at Giffels Associates in Windsor. In 1959 he established Trace & Glos in partnership with Jack Trace, a well-known architect in Southwestern Ontario. In 1966, the firm became Glos Architects and Engineers when Carl M. Glos, a Civil Engineer and Martin Glos, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, joined the firm.
As one of the founders of Glos Associates Inc. and Senior Architect, Jerry oversaw the design process from beginning to end and provide insight and feedback from the wealth of his 50+ years of architectural experience.
Jerry’s honours included being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for outstanding achievement in June, 2015. This is one of Canada’s most prestigious designations in the field of architecture.
He loved the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Tim said his father’s motto was function over form which earned him repeat customers because his buildings worked.
Civil Engineer, Gentleman, Community Leader
Carl M. Glos, P.Eng., was one of the founding principals of Glos Associates. Carl received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from McGill University in 1956 and later became involved in several large construction projects, including the Sir Adam Beck Power Station No.2, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the redevelopment of the St. John’s, Newfoundland harbour, and the Welland Canal. In 2007 he was honoured by the Windsor Essex County Engineering Society as Essex County Engineer of the Year.
Carl moved to Windsor and co-founded Glos Associates Inc., a firm of consulting engineers and architects. He oversaw many local projects, including work at General Motors, Chrysler, the University of Windsor faculty of human kinetics building, the Windsor Centre for Automotive Research and Education and The Windsor Star printing plant.
Carl was also active in the United Way, the chamber of commerce, the Windsor Symphony and the Salvation Army. He also served on the McMaster Divinity College Senate and Board of Trustees.
In 2004, Carl received the University of Windsor Clark Award for his fundraising efforts. Carl and his brother Jerry, who also received the award, sponsored a golf tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In 2007 Carl was named the engineer of the year by the Windsor Essex County Engineering Society. The award is presented to the engineer who exemplifies high standards of technical competence and professionalism.
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Builder, Caring Advisor
MARTIN GLOS the older brother to Jerry and Carl, was born in Czechoslovakia and at the age of 4 years old immigrated to Canada with his family. He attended the Detroit Institute of Technology where he earned his Mechanical Engineering degree. Martin began his career as a general contractor in the family business of Martin Glos and Sons led by his father, Martin Glos Senior. As a builder/supervisor/foreman Martin became known in the industry as a fair but uncompromising builder.
Martin earned the respect of building owners which included local school boards, churches, and industrial clients for both new and addition/renovation projects. In 1966 Martin joined his brothers in the newly formed firm of Glos Architects and Engineers. Martin took on the role of providing field review and advising consulting staff on the proper detailing of building components and systems. Martin’s depth of knowledge in construction practices, building materials, mechanical engineering principles was apparent in all his work. He shared that knowledge with all the Glos staff on a continuous basis.
Martin’s influence and knowledge on engineering and detailing is evident on all projects completed today by the Glos Team.